Adult Education – 5781
All classes will be held on Zoom.
**** BRAND NEW **** Together & Apart: The future of Jewish peoplehood.
Are you puzzled by the changing relationship between American Jews and Israelis?Curious about why non-Jewish Americans have historically displayed such strong support for Israel? Worried that our kids and grandkids don’t feel the strong connection that we have always taken for granted? Thanks to the generosity of the Shalom Hartman Institute, we will tackle these issues & more through an exciting online series of study & discussion with some of Judaism’s leading thinkers today.
Through video lectures, interviews, and textual sources, this 14-unit course addresses the complex features of Jewish peoplehood and the contemporary challenges to the Jewish people in an era in which we have moved from having no home to having two different, vibrant, homes in Israel and in North America.
Each session will be 90 minutes, including time for group text study & discussion. Materials not covered in each class are available for participants to access online. Rabbi Rosen will offer this class on Wednesdays both in the morning, and as an evening class, if there is sufficient interest.Registration is online. Please call or email the office for details.
Dates: Wednesdays, October 28 – February 3 with breaks for Thanksgiving &Years
Time: Mornings: 10:30 am – 12 pm AND AGAIN Evenings: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free to BEC members. Suggested donation for non-members, $200 for the series or $15 per session.
Minimum registration is 7, and maximum is 12 to allow for everyone to participate actively.
As an introduction to the study of Talmud, we will study 10 narrative stories, examining the way that these stories inform Jewish values and practices. We will also delve into the structure and methods of Talmudic instruction. All texts will be provided in English. No Hebrew or Aramaic knowledge needed (although it always helps!).
Dates: Thursdays, October 29 – January 14with breaks for Thanksgiving &Years
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Free to BEC members, suggested donation of $10 per session for non-members
Weekly Torah Study
Our weekly Torah study group continues. Using The Commentators’ Bible, edited by Michael Carasik, we have been working our way verse by verse through stories of Genesis. We are currently studying chapter 2, the story of the Garden of Eden. New students are always welcome.
Dates: Thursdays, starting October 29, with periodic breaks for holidays.through the year
Time: PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME. 10:00 – 11:00 am